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Old 02-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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FO - Felted Clogs
I finally got these done, felted and the non-skid applied. Love them!

I used the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern. The yarn on the red pair with the brown sole is Ella Rae Classic Solid held double. The yarn on the purple ones is Ella Rae Classic Solid held double on the sole and held with Manos del Uruguay Maxima for the upper.

We tried using rug backing (from Michaels) and it's white and rather hard to apply. I had put dots and two coats wasn't grippy. So I bought some Performix Super Grip for fabric from Amazon and we applied 3 coats. It's clear and boy is it grippy!!! It's a little squeaky at first, but better than slipping which I'm prone to do.

Mine are the purple ones, DH's are the dark red with brown soles.


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Old 02-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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Marvelous clogs! Love'em, love'em, love'em!!!
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Oh, those turned out really well. The colors are gorgeous and thanks for the tips on making the soles grip.
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Those are fabulous! Not slipping is fabulous too. They should keep toes nice and warm.
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Terrific and thanks for the tip about the grip. I was told to use fabric paint, which works ok, but then with the felting I found the darn stuff peels off fairly quickly so I am going to get some of this stuff you suggest. They really look quite cozy and warm
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Those are great looking clogs, and I really hope your fix for the grips keeps you firm and steady. We don't need you falling or tripping or even sliding into first base!!

Thanks for sharing your photos and your experience!
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Thanks everyone!

Originally Posted by nonny2t View Post
Terrific and thanks for the tip about the grip. I was told to use fabric paint, which works ok, but then with the felting I found the darn stuff peels off fairly quickly so I am going to get some of this stuff you suggest. They really look quite cozy and warm
Any treatment should be done after felting. As I understand it the puffy paint can lose it's grip fairly quickly. I haven't tried that one though. Decided to try something that was specially for that purpose because I figured it would work better.

Use in a well ventilated area (outside is good). I believe it suggested 3 light coats which is what we did letting each dry overnight. The can also says it can lose it's grippiness over time, but you only have to give it another spray.

Here's something else I found after the fact and these might be worth a try as well.
http://www.grippiesonline.com/home.html
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WoW! Those are great!

How long does the entire process take?
Great Job!
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WoW! Those are great!

How long does the entire process take?
Great Job!

Oh way longer than it should. I tend to put things down, start something else, pick the first back up, etc. You're using fairly large needles with double yarn so they go pretty quick. You do need to pay attention especially the first time with the decreases/increases and short rows. It's not hard to do though.

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Great clogs! I have another question -- how do you shape them after felting? I've seen the unfelted huge and flat clogs on some pictures so it puzzles me
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